Christian author Karen Kingsbury’s aspiration for her latest novel is to inspire readers with optimism and promise. read more
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Francis Chan and Mark Beuving (David C. Cook)
Francis Chan’s newest title, Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples seems at first to be a straightforward book about the imperative for making disciples of Jesus and fulfilling the Great Commission. But as you delve further into the book, it switches gears and becomes an instruction manual to a basic understanding of Scripture—with material that could be used to make disciples (including study questions and links to video commentary with Chan and pastor/author David Platt).
As you continue through the book, it occurs to you that this is a marvelous holistic presentation of the gospel. And then it comes back full circle to making disciples. So which is it: A) A book about the importance of discipleship? B) A guide to understanding the Scriptures? C) An excellent introduction to Christianity?
The answer is: D) All of the above.
Multiply makes evident that a holistic presentation of the gospel cannot be separated from an exhortation to both evangelize and make disciples. Chan and Mark Beuving demonstrate from Genesis to Revelation how God planned to create a people for Himself, how He had a plan from the beginning to remedy humanity’s fall through Jesus, and how His followers have a part in that plan.
The Old Testament prophesies of the coming of both a perfect savior and king; the New Testament demonstrates how salvation was accomplished and how Jesus now comes to the world through the church as it proclaims the Good News.
Regardless of how Multiply is categorized, it is an exceptional teaching resource on many levels. read more
Tommy Tenney (Destiny Image)
The God Chasers author Tommy Tenney has big plans to remodel churches across the country—not ones of brick and mortar, but of flesh and blood. In Open Heaven: The Secret Power of a Door Keeper, Tenney hopes to restore the collapsing pillars of passionate worship, reopen the windows of the soul so God’s glory can flood in, and equip doorkeepers to monitor their ear and eye gates to experience an open heaven. read more
Jack Hayford (Chosen Books)
Most believers are taught to pray, but how many of us were instructed in intercession? Respected pastor Jack Hayford’s latest book teaches intercessors how to maximize their prayer impact on behalf of others. He reveals keys such as praying for those you’d rather not, applying God’s promises, and discerning between “spiritual pornography” and spiritual intimacy. read more
Bob Shank (Regal)
Do you tend to separate your career goals from your family goals, while setting both apart from your spiritual goals? Marketplace mentor Bob Shank says that believers need to mesh their personal objectives with their spiritual relationship with God to fully realize their potential. He unpacks six keys for mastering life as an integrated whole, found through the life of Christ. read more
William Paul Young (Faith Words)
After selling 18 million copies of The Shack, William Paul Young returns with Crossroads, a novel about a comatose man in the ICU who awakens to discover he can feel the experiences of others. Now he must gain the courage to undo a detrimental injustice that he set in motion prior to his coma. read more
James Maloney (Destiny Image)
Seeing prophetically is key for walking with the Spirit, yet many people fail to associate this vision with a release of the miraculous. James Maloney challenges believers to be “panoramic seers” who view things from a higher plane through basic principles such as humility, compassion and faith that can unlock dreams and visions. read more
Bill Hamon (Parsons Publishing House)
Bill Hamon’s latest book, 70 Reasons for Speaking in Tongues, offers Christendom an enlightened, comprehensive and dynamic understanding of the varied spiritual benefits of believing, receiving, activating and using the gift of speaking in tongues as evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Hamon’s solid biblical teaching unveils not only deeper layers of understanding the gift of speaking in tongues, but also the Holy Spirit as a God’s gift to us—as well as both the fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. Hamon also establishes faith and love as vital elements of a Spirit-filled lifestyle, rather than these being mere principles for living.
The bishop likens the Holy Spirit to a power-producing plant from which Christians are supernaturally enabled to bear the fruit of the Spirit and operate in the gifts of the Spirit. Using this analogy, he correlates embracing our personal spirit language with unlocking a never-ending reservoir of God’s Holy Spirit and power.
This transcendent read is for every believer seeking to comprehend how an active spirit language will fill him or her with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through his thorough understanding of tongues, Hamon establishes a clear bottom line: that only through being filled with the Holy Spirit and operating in all of His manifestations can the body of Christ be empowered to carry out the works of Christ and be truly unified. read more